For those of you not familiar with this story I’ll synopsize posts from January regarding a mystery rumble in Sooke on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
First I’ll start with the current story about an event that occurred March 15th.
Witnesses claim this wasn’t the same as the January rumbles in Sooke. They’re being experienced as blasts. Three blasts shook an area 8 kilometers outside of Sooke. Once again seismologists say an earthquake wasn’t to blame even though the area is on a fault line.
This time the rumbles brought down an old decrepit barn. I suppose it’s evidence that the blasts were very strong, however, the barn was in bad shape and probably the shaking just undermined the already crumbling structure.
A new business park being built nearby is possibly to blame, but keep reading below and you’ll see that last time it was blamed on blasting 40 miles away.
More information can be found in this article here.
Before I list the events leading up to this one I’m including a “sky roar” video that for some reason is more popular than most of them. See here for sky noise types. I can’t understand why it’s so amazing since we have much better examples documented on this site. This one happened in Tacoma, Washington on March 13th. Ignore the buzzing. The sound is the constant jet roar. Tacoma is 65 miles as the crow flies. I have added these two events to our map to the right.
Jan. 23rd: A loud rumbling described as a freight train sound disturbs residents of Sooke. It wasn’t attributed to an earthquake.
Jan. 25th: Rumble is explained as industrial blasting, 40 miles away in Sequim, Washington.
Jan. 29th: What seems to be described as the constant jet noises we hear in our “sky roar” videos is covered in and article from Whidbey Island, Washington. Article here.
Feb. 9th: A video of a constant rumble surfaces from Skagit County, Washington
March 15th: Mystery blasts cause rumbling that flattens an old barn and upsets residents. See video at top of post.
Don’t forget that although seismic activity was not recorded in any instance, these areas are near a fault line called the Cascadia subduction zone. See here.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
I have been finding lots of “constant jet roar” videos but they just aren’t impressive and while I could post them all, they might be a bit boring. I haven’t located any videos that aren’t what I think are fakes in the past week.
Thanks Brenda for the tip on this. If you have any leads please post them to comments. If I feel they’re real I’ll write an article but don’t be disappointed if I don’t.